Berlinale NATIVe ­ A Journey into Indigenous Cinema 


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Anna Kalbhenn
Project manager

Anna studied Italian, Sinology and Communication studies in Berlin and Milan and has been working for various film festivals in the past decades. In 2010 she started working for the Berlin International Film Festival and since 2012 she manages the new special series on Indigenous filmmaking.

About Berlinale¹s NATIVe ­ A Journey into Indigenous Cinema:

NATIVe ­ AJourney into Indigenous Cinema was launched as a special series at the 63rd Berlinale in February 2013 with a focus on Australia, Oceania and North America. In 2017, the Berlinale will present Indigenous filmmaking from the circumpolar region. Film screenings and a supporting programme will give greater insight into the culturally diverse and politically, economically and artistically charged history of Indigenous cinema and its creators. With NATIVe, the Berlinale aims to show its appreciation of Indigenous cinematic heritage and demonstrate its relevance beyond tribe and nation.

NATIVe presents short and feature length documentary and fiction films from all ages and also supports new Indigenous films within the other Berlinale sections. The NATIVe - Indigenous Cinema Stand is a project between NATIVe, the Canada Council for the Arts, imagineNATIVE, Maoriland Film Festival, International Sami Film Institute, Sundance and many more to present upcoming and brand new Indigenous films at the European Film Market (EFM), which takes place during Berlinale.